Application deadline: March 1
Mellon Summer Institute in French Paleography
June 22 to July 16, 2015, at the Newberry Library, Chicago
Led by Marc Smith, École Nationale des Chartes, Paris
Find application instructions here: http://www.newberry.org/06222015-mellon-summer-institute-french-paleography
This institute will examine French manuscripts and archival materials from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century. Professor Smith will provide a summary outline of the history of handwriting in France, followed by intensive training in reading from facsimiles, both in class and at home. Students will become familiar with the development of handwriting as well as further aspects of written communication in the late-medieval and early-modern period.
The institute will enroll 15 participants. First consideration will be given to advanced graduate students and junior faculty at U.S. colleges and universities, but applications are also accepted from advanced graduate students and junior faculty at Canadian institutions, from professional staff of U.S. and Canadian libraries and museums, and from qualified independent scholars. Successful applicants will receive a stipend to help defray travel and living expenses.